Massive Dust Plume Emanates from China
SeaWiFS image courtesy the SeaWiFS Project,
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
Considerable quantities of dust are visible in
this true-color Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) image of eastern Asia, acquired on Feb. 12, 2002. This view—looking obliquely towards the west—shows a large, brownish dust cloud crossing the Yellow Sea
and passing south of the Korean Peninsula on its
way to southern Japan.
The air looks much clearer over snow-covered Russia and northern China (visible on the right in the full-resolution image).
This image originally appeared on the Earth Observatory. Click here to view the full, original record.